747th ACSG welcomes new commander

with the traditional guidon presentation, Col. Keith Weyenberg, right, accapts command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group. Col. Paul Waugh, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing commander, assigned Col. Weyenberg as group commander during the July 24 ceremony in the base theater. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger)

with the traditional guidon presentation, Col. Keith Weyenberg, right, accapts command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group. Col. Paul Waugh, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing commander, assigned Col. Weyenberg as group commander during the July 24 ceremony in the base theater. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- Col. Douglas Anderson relinquished command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group to Col. Keith Weyenberg before nearly 100 guests. The time-honored ceremony took place at Tinker's base theater July 24.
   Ceremony guests included Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, and John Over, who became the OC-ALC executive director July 27.
   "Welcome to Oklahoma City," said Col. Paul Waugh, 327th ASW commander and presiding officer over the ceremony. "I think you have a lot of challenges to look forward to as group commander."
   As the new 747th ACSG commander, Col. Weyenberg manages the largest group in the 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and oversees four squadrons - the B-1, B-2, E-3, and Air Traffic Control Landing Systems.
   "When I found out I was selected for this job, I felt like I had won the lottery," Col. Weyenberg said. "I'm very excited to be taking over the leadership at the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group.
   "Thank you to Col. Waugh and the senior leadership for having the faith in me and selecting me as the group commander to follow in Col. (Anderson's) footsteps."
   Col. Weyenberg came to Tinker from the Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters in Springfield, Va., where he was the director of the Product Assurance Division.
   Before he relinquished command, Col. Anderson was awarded a meritorious service award for his service to the aircraft sustainment group.
   Col. Anderson said many of his accomplishments were due to his staff, although he said he can take credit for a couple of things.
   "I had great leadership in my squadrons, so I'll take credit for being smart enough to realize that I had good leadership and I'll take credit for being smart enough to stay out of their way and let them do their jobs," Col. Anderson said.
   "(My people) have been tremendous," the colonel said. "I'm really going to miss you folks and I appreciate everything you've done for me."
   Col. Anderson transferred to Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., where he became the director of Plans and Programs for the Electronics Systems Center.